21 episodes

Welcome to the “Gears N the Rear Car Show” with your favorite host, Mel P. This is where we inspect and dissect different types of cars such as old school muscle cars, exotic cars, and truly expensive cars. We also equip you with ways on how to make your car look expensive on a dime.

 We all experience some anxious moments in life. Some people experience nerve-racking moments because of fluctuations in stock markets or just a football match. However, what makes me experience those goosebumps are cars, especially some old school ones. I am a real car enthusiast. My all-time holy grail is the SS model of the 1965 Chevy Impala. What about yours?

Gears N The Rear Show Mel P

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Welcome to the “Gears N the Rear Car Show” with your favorite host, Mel P. This is where we inspect and dissect different types of cars such as old school muscle cars, exotic cars, and truly expensive cars. We also equip you with ways on how to make your car look expensive on a dime.

 We all experience some anxious moments in life. Some people experience nerve-racking moments because of fluctuations in stock markets or just a football match. However, what makes me experience those goosebumps are cars, especially some old school ones. I am a real car enthusiast. My all-time holy grail is the SS model of the 1965 Chevy Impala. What about yours?

    Inside the 503 Motoring Styling and Performance Shop with Iain Gordon

    Inside the 503 Motoring Styling and Performance Shop with Iain Gordon

    In this episode, I talk to Iain Gordon, the general manager at 503 Motoring. Iain is a lifelong Portlander who builds amazing cars and amazing relationships at the premier aftermarket styling and performance shop in the 503 Motoring. This car shop strives to provide the most innovative products and quality service on the market today. Some services offered include; clear mask installation, vehicle wraps, window tints for UV and heat reduction, high-quality customized wheels and tires, styling, suspension, performance, and installation of the pedal box. You can get more car talks from our previous episodes on all of your favorite podcast platforms. Check us out on our website at https://www.gearsntherear.com/ and follow us on Instagram @gearsintherearshow. 

    Tune in!

    During this episode, you will learn about;

    [00:01] Introduction to the show with Iain Gordon at 503 Motoring 

    [01:47] What got Iain Gordon into the cars game and how he met Tim

    [03:31] Learning from Tim and the experiences he has had

    [04:38] Some of the cars work at 503 Motoring

    [07:15] Shopping for your car's audio system

    [09:21] A dedicated team at 503 Monitoring and their work to restore quality in cars

    [11:27] Problems that most car shops make

    [12:38] Various car shows conducted by the 503 Motoring

    [15:03] How to reach out, connect or learn more about 503 Motoring  

    [15:32] Precious car jewels you will find at this car shop

    [16:54] Wheel and tire care and the two ways to build a wheel

    [19:50] Ending the show and call to action

     

    Notable quotes


    “Every manufacturer wants to cut costs for every car produced.” 
    “The main problems in the wheel game right now are lack of experience, dealing with manufacturers that do not know what they're talking about, and fitment.”
    “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”

     

    Connect with Us today!

    503 Motoring

    Website: http://503motoring.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/503motoring/

    Address: 5703 SW Arctic Dr. Beaverton, Oregon 97005

    Mel P(Host)

    Website: https://www.gearsntherear.com/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gearsntherearshow/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChd0jp8a294-39h_JYtXdRw

    GMP Podcast Group

    Website: http://www.gmppodcastgroup.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gmppodcastgroup

    Address: 2406 E. Burnside St. Portland, Oregon 97214

    Thorn City Syndicate Management

    Website: http://www.thorn-city-syndicate.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thorncitysyndicate
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min
    Inside the Memory Lane Motors, Classic Cars

    Inside the Memory Lane Motors, Classic Cars

    In this episode, I talk to Elan Davis. Elan runs Memory Lane Motors and has been working in the store for the last 23 years. At Memory Lane Motors, he works for Dale Matthews, the owner of the store. Dale has been in business forever,he bought this store in 1992 after moving from 52nd Foster. Working with cars has been fun for Elan all along, and Memory Lanes has been a good gig for him. You can get more car talks from our previous episodes on all of your favorite podcast platforms. Check us out on our website at https://www.gearsntherear.com/ and follow us on Instagram @gearsintherearshow. 

    Tune in!

    During this episode, you will learn about;

    [00:01] Introduction to the show 

    [01:36] Memory Lane Motors and what Elan does in the store

    [02:20] About Macy's Easter Parade car, 48 Lincoln Continental 105 made

    [03:07] Who got Elan in the love for the cars and his first class of motors 

    [04:35] Another iconic car, Rolls Royce Motor

    [05:44] Chevelles 68, 69, and 70 motors, big block for speed cars

    [06:20] What Elan looks for when buying cars

    [08:02] Gear in the rear and Elan's experience with cars in his youth

    [09:04] Tips and advice from Elan on how to buy a classic car 

    [10:42] Why you should Visit Memory Lane Motor store 

    [12:12] How to reach out, connect or learn more about Elan  

    [13:51] Ending the show and call to action

    Notable quotes


    “Buying cars is the hardest part of the motor gig.” 


    “It costs so much to buy and restore a car; find the most finished one that you like and take it home.”


    “You can spend doubled and triple getting a car restored and finished than it's worth.”

    Connect with Us today!

    Website: http://memorylaneclassiccars.com/

    Mel P(Host)

    Website: https://www.gearsntherear.com/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gearsntherearshow/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChd0jp8a294-39h_JYtXdRw
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 15 min
    PDX On Wheels 1st Annual Car Show

    PDX On Wheels 1st Annual Car Show

    In this episode, I talk with great car enthusiasts at the PDX On Wheels 1st Annual Car Show inside the Detail Garage, Auto Detailing & Supplies store located at 2033 NE Burnside Rd. in Gresham, Oregon 97030. In such events, we get to see the people who win awards for best motor interior and exterior, from the engine bay, wheels, paint, under construction, and custom to the trunk setup. Get insights on how you can get in the car game from people who are killing it and with years of experience in building cars and modeling them. You can get more car talks from our previous episodes on all of your favorite podcast platforms. Check us out on our website at https://www.gearsntherear.com/ and follow us on Instagram @gearsintherearshow. 

     

    During this episode, you will learn about;

    [02:34] Brandon Hopson and Tony Hopson Jr 20 years in the car game

    [03:20] Their cars collection and how they got into the car game

    [05:20] Advice to someone trying to get into the automobile space  

    [07:59] Getting the T-tops of G body in the game

    [11:20] Commercial Break

    [12:13] 2nd guest: Brian, a mechanic, and his young 7 years mason 

    [13:07] What Brian is doing right now with 94 GT, 331 stroker motor, and more 

    [14:21] Doubling your motor horsepower power and speed

    [17:37] Where to get the best motor suspension 

    [18:16] How to get started if you are new to the car game 

    [21:05] How you can connect with Brian on Facebook

    [21:54] Commercial Break

    [23:06] 3rd guest, Samantha Vee

    [23:06] Vee’s baby icon beast and why she didn’t take it out to show

    [27:13] The car culture and the shooting incident at the sideshows

    [29:07] New projects that Vee has going on to help change lives

    [31:13] How you can connect with Samantha on social media

    [39:51] Commercial Break

    [35:42] 4th Guest, Greg Salisbury, and how to connect with him 

    [36:25] Greg’s hospitality to Gears N the Rears' first annual car show and giveaways

    [37:53] Greg’s 2nd Detail Garage opening event this year and their offers

    [39:39] What they have coming up for you to look out for within the year

    [40:39] Commercial Break

    [01:01:23] Winners of the Gresham car show: People with the best vehicles in the show 

    [34:21] Episode wrap-up and calls to action

     

    Notable quotes


    “Buy a car that already has paint and less work to do.”
    “The biggest part in a car is the engine; if you get it right, the rest of the things will be right.”
    “Sometimes it’s not always about the biggest; it's about the quality.” 
    “If you want to look good, you must know what you want, get your plan right.”
    “Always do your research, learn about what you need, and figure out your formula before you spend the money.” 
    “There will always be trial and error in everything you do, but you’ve to figure out how to keep going in the right direction.”

     

    Connect with Us today!

    Mel P(Host)

    Website: https://www.gearsntherear.com/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gearsntherearshow/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChd0jp8a294-39h_JYtXdRw
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 40 min
    2022 Lowrider Northwest Super Show Bonus Interviews

    2022 Lowrider Northwest Super Show Bonus Interviews

    Jimmy G. a marine veteran from East LA owner of Chicano Time production company looking to help local artists here in Portland as well as small businesses create music videos, commercials, and anything to support the community and generate money to open up a community center, a media center for the kids where they can come and learn to do their own podcast, music videos, or some editing, to try and just keep them off the streets while showing them positive role models.

    We also have Jimmy G's good friend Danny is a hip hop artist from out here in Portland. He's recorded and released around 15 albums as has been doing music for 20 years and finally making a return after taking a break from music to take care of his family.

    You can get more car talks from our previous episodes on all of your favorite podcast platforms. Check us out on our website at https://www.gearsntherear.com/ and follow us on Instagram @gearsintherearshow. 

    Connect with us Mel P(Host)

    Website: https://www.gearsntherear.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gearsntherearshow/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChd0jp8a294-39h_JYtXdRw
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    • 8 min
    How To Wrap Your Car For Profit with Saul

    How To Wrap Your Car For Profit with Saul

    Wrapping a car can seem complicated, but it is pretty straight forward. It’s a skill that you can pick up, master, and eventually, use to make good money. If your car paint is damaged try out a wrap, it’s not only cheaper than pain, but it’s also attractive and durable too. Whether you’re dealing with exotic cars, foreign cars, or expensive cars, you can use wrapping to make them look expensive. And the good thing is that you can do everything with a wrap car just like a regular paint car, as long as the wrap is installed properly. 

    Welcome to another conversation of The Gears N Rear Podcast with your favorite host, Mel P, and our guest today Saul ‘the wrapper,’ as we talk about everything car wrapping from a business perspective and a service perspective to provide you with all the nitty-gritty stuffs that you need to level up in the car wrap game.

    Saul is a wrap guru and the owner of Polaris Films. He put big stickers on cars to make them look like they are painted. So far, Saul has wrapped over 500 cars including Mazel, SUV MUX, Chev Corvette, and recently did Mercury Cougar and F-150  

    Tune in!

    During this episode, you will learn about;

    [00:37] A little bit about Saul and what he does 

    [02:56] How Saul got into the car wrapping business 

    [05:10] How Saul's love of cars came about 

    [07:03] Start-up operation cost and material for car wrap

    [08:02] Saul’s first car that he wrapped on his own

    [08:37] The process of wrapping a Jetta 

    [09:20] Saul’s partner in his business “Ilona his wife”

    [10:18] How and when Saul started wrapping expensive cars 

    [13:30] The car that Saul recently wrapped, F-150 

    [15:10] The different levels of chrome vinyl car wraps 

    [16:28] Commercial Break

    [19:02] How to take care of a wrapped car when cleaning and polishing it

    [20:04] Customer service; Saul’s business wrap warranty to his clients 

    [20:53] Saul’s plans for his career and the direction he wants to move

    [21:51] How to reach, connect or learn more about Saul 

    [23:35] How to take care of your wrap car and get it to last 5-7 years

    [24:19] The cost of basic color wraps and some of the cool colors available 

    [25:57] Episode wrap up and calls to action

     

    Notable quotes


    “Wrapping requires a real skill and a crafty hand; everything has to be perfect from the first try.”
    “Changing your car wrap is completely refreshing and once you do it, it feels like a new car.”
    “You can do everything you can with a wrap car just like a regular paint car, as long as the installer installed it properly.”
    “Carwash isn't recommended for your car if you care about it in general.”
    ‘Customer service is what selling the most” 

     

    Connect with Us today!

    Saul 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/polariafilms/

    Email: polariafilm@gmail.com

     

    Mel P(Host)

    Website: https://www.gearsntherear.com/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gearsntherearshow/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChd0jp8a294-39h_JYtXdRw
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    Inside the 2022 Lowrider Northwest Super Show

    Inside the 2022 Lowrider Northwest Super Show

    In this episode, I talk with various car enthusiasts at the 2022 classic car show at the Oregon Convention Center. In such events, Lowrider cars and trucks can be seen. Get insights from years of experience in building cars to modeling them. You can get more car talks from our previous episodes on all of your favorite podcast platforms. Check us out on our website at https://www.gearsntherear.com/ and follow us on Instagram @gearsintherearshow. 

    Tune in!

    During this episode, you will learn about;

    [00:18] The 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix

    [00:50] His 69 Pontiac Grand Prix and how his experience has grown over time

    [01:56] Upgrading the brake system

    [03:18] Paint perfection from midnight blue to Blue Pearl

    [05:27] 1971 Chevy C10

    [06:00] What she's rocking with during this show

    [08:19] More changes she has done on the 1971 Chevrolet C10

    [09:40] Where she sourced her parts and other accessories 

    [10:34] Reach out and connect with Jaime 

    [11:15] Her future plans with the truck

    [12:22] Bones - The 64 Chevy Impala 

    [13:03] His ten years of 'Building and not building them.'

    [14:50] It began with grandma gifting him with a toolbox

    [15:27] Learning to do the motor by himself on his 64 Impala

    [16:22] Chase your dreams

    [17:49] What needs to be done to pass this info to the younger generation 

    [19:19] The future of the Impala Portland Club Chapter

    [20:13] How you can reach out and connect with Apolonio

    [22:30] USO Portland Car Club

    [22:44] 30 years running the USO club

    [23:19] His first 87 Cool Cadillac

    [23:54] Getting the parts and other building stuff

    [28:19] How to connect with the USO Club

    [29:22] The Harley Bike King

    [30:09] His background in bikes

    [32:04] Motor internals of his bike

    [34:19] His thought process while riding bikes

    [35:30] The 'Fat Boy' model in bikes

    [37:02] Bikes he has had since 2003 and the hurdles he had to overcome 

    [41:26] G. Sykes- The Volkswagen Guy

    [43:10] How long he has been in the car game and his experiences 

    [44:03] His love for Volkswagen 

    [44:48] The composition of a Lowrider setup

    [47:58] His advice to young people wishing to get their feet wet in the car game

    [48:52] His take on beats and music on the cars

    [50:41] What he's currently rolling with

    [52:10] The Modeling Queen- Ms. Velvet

    [52:25] How she got into the car game

    [53:34] Her modeling career and how it took off

    [54:31] Her future in the car game

    [55:03] How you can reach out and connect with Ms. Velvet

    Notable quotes


    “People will most likely misuse anything you are given for free.”
    “Anything you desire is achievable. You only need some hard work and persistence.” 
    “Good riders who observe safety have conditioned themselves that every car driver is out there to kill them.”
    “Do everything over the winter so that you can be ready to ride when summer comes.”
    “Just because someone can do it cheaper does not make it a great deal.”


    Connect with Us today!

    Jaime: https://www.instagram.com/koi_c10_jeeps/

    Apolonio Anthony: https://www.instagram.com/apolonio_anthony/

    USO Car Club: https://www.instagram.com/usoportland/

    G. Sykes: https://www.instagram.com/bigsyk1962/

    Kassidy Rae AKA Ms. Velvet: https://www.instagram.com/velvetfoot2/

    Mel P(Host)

    Website: https://www.gearsntherear.com/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gearsntherearshow/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChd0jp8a294-39h_JYtXdRw
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 56 min